OAKLAND CA - NOVEMBER 07: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs against Mike Mitchell #34 of the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs enter the second half and third quarter of the season standing at 5-3. Most have been saying the Chiefs second half schedule in 2010 is easier than the first but that remains to be seen. We thought the first half included tough battles against the Chargers and 49ers but that ended up not being the case. The second half of the schedule was thought to be easy but now the Rams and Raiders aren't cake walks.
Let's see how the season looks broken into Todd Haley's quarter system.
Looking ahead to the third quarter, it appears things may be getting more difficult. Though as they say, it's all relative. Compared to the Chiefs first two quarters, the season gets tougher. Compared to the rest of the NFL, this is a tame schedule.
Fourth quarter: at Chargers, at Rams, Titans, Raiders
If you ask me the Chiefs will have a chance to get back on track because the third quarter is easier than the others. No NFL game is "easy" by any means but that slate of four games are all very winnable for the Chiefs.
Meanwhile the fourth quarter of the season looks much tougher now. All four of those teams could be competing for a a playoff spot in the last month of the season.